Ashoka U is an initiative of Ashoka, the world’s largest network of social entrepreneurs. Building on Ashoka’s vision for a world where Everyone is a Changemaker, Ashoka U takes an institutional change approach to impact the education of millions of students.
It is infinitely harder to change what already exists rather than start from scratch. This is especially true with long-entrenched cultures, and structures.
On the flip side, the potential for shifting resources within a large, well-respected institution can lead to results on a much larger scale than a start-up. This is the power and potential for leading change within an institutional context.
This potential for impact is one of the key reasons why Marina, Ashoka U’s Executive Director, decided to start Ashoka U within Ashoka in the first place. It’s also why, at Ashoka U, we focus on supporting innovators like yourself – individuals who have decided to change higher education institutions from within.
Over the years, we’ve supported hundreds of innovators to change their campus. Based on that experience we’ve distilled four key approaches to institutional innovation to help you expand your impact on campus.